Professional snooker player Willie holds the world record for the highest number of 147 breaks in snooker, which he has achieved a total of 190 times. After retiring from the game, he has continued to be involved in the sport as a commentator, and has also won the World Seniors Masters championship.

Willie danced with professional dancer Erin Boag in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing. After their Waltz, Arlene praised his footwork, but hated his posture while Len thought Willie was oustanding. They scored 24 points and ended third on the leaderboard. In week three they danced the Tango but ended near the bottom of the table with the judges and had to perform in the dance-off, but the judges voted unanimously for Willie to leave the competition finishing twelfth out of fourteen couples.


Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
1 Waltz Run To You 5 5 7 7 24
2 Tango Obertura 5 6 6 6 23